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Pelosi Becomes Latest Lawmaker To Test Positive For COVID-19

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Michael Ginsberg Congressional Reporter
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has tested positive for COVID-19, a top aide announced Thursday.

After testing negative this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic. The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided,” Deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hammill tweeted.

Pelosi was scheduled to lead a congressional delegation to Asia, but the trip has since been postponed, Hammill noted.

The Speaker will quarantine consistent with CDC guidance, and encourages everyone to get vaccinated, boosted and test regularly,” he added.

Pelosi is one of several members of Congress to test positive for the virus this week, joining Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff of California and Joaquin Castro of Texas. Both members contracted COVID-19 after attending the Gridiron Dinner on April 2. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Merrick Garland also attended the dinner and later tested positive. (RELATED: Psaki Tests Positive For COVID Hours Before Biden’s Big Europe Trip)

Pelosi appeared Wednesday at the White House to celebrate President Joe Biden’s signing of the Postal Service Reform Act. She also attended a Tuesday anniversary celebration of the Affordable Care Act.

The White House did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment on whether or not Biden will quarantine while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.

Public health officials have recently warned of the spread of the BA.2 COVID-19 sub-variant. New York City, for instance, has averaged 1,500 new cases per day over the past week. However, similar to the recent Omicron wave, hospitals have not seen a major increase in patients admitted due to the virus.